Re: anyone w/ acne rosacea --I have questions
Creams dont work. Nothing that your derm/or any other derm gives you is goin to work. doctors works for insurence componies, thats who gives them there money. The insurence componies are cheap and dont want to cover the cost of treatments that are actually affective. The creams that derms give you is cheaper than over the counter products for rosacea. The best thing to do , is one have lactic acid peels done, wash your face with cetaphil cleanser and look into IPL. (Intense pulse light) It emits heat and evaperates the dialated blood vessles undernieth the skin. IT also promotes collagen production. NEVER use metro gel , the compony who sells it says 15% of the people who take it, it makes the rosacea worst. reason 2 out of the rest of the people who take it does little to nothing at all for your condition. If you think about it, it is immposable for a cream to do anything for dialated blood vessles. The way the creams work is they kill bacteria on the skin that may aggervate the problem. The problem is , is that the bacteria on the skin does cuase rosacea so its pointless in taking it. Also if you decide to get the IPL done make sure the clinic that is performing the procedure has a good laser. There is a difference between a 50,000 dollors IPL laser and a 130,000 dollor IPL machine.Stay away from the smoothbeam version thats a cheap modle.